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    Gabon Geography - 1990

      Total area: 267,670 km2
      land area: 257,670 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Colorado

      Land boundaries: 2,551 km total; Cameroon 298 km, Congo 1,903 km, Equatorial Guinea 350 km

      Coastline: 885 km

      Maritime claims:

      Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

      Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: maritime boundary with Equatorial Guinea

      Climate: tropical; always hot, humid

      Terrain: narrow coastal plain; hilly interior; savanna in east and south

      Natural resources: crude oil, manganese, uranium, gold, timber, iron ore

      Land use: 1% arable land; 1% permanent crops; 18% meadows and pastures; 78% forest and woodland; 2% other

      Environment: deforestation

      NOTE: The information regarding Gabon on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gabon Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gabon Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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